Types of Sensory Receptors: Classification by Stimulus

types of sensory receptors

Sensory receptors are primarily classified as chemoreceptors, thermoreceptors, mechanoreceptors, or photoreceptors. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Differentiate among the types of stimuli to which receptors respond KEY TAKEAWAYS Key Points Chemoreceptors detect the presence of chemicals. Thermoreceptors detect changes in temperature. Mechanoreceptors detect mechanical forces. Photoreceptors detect light during vision. More specific examples of sensory receptors are baroreceptors, … Read more